The Cooks Company is affiliated with the Royal Navy’s HMS DUNCAN.

HMS DUNCAN is the last of six 7,500-tonne Type-45 vessels built and launched in October 2010 on the River Clyde, Glasgow. She is likely to be the final navy vessel to be launched in this traditional method for some time.

She entered service on 22 March 2013 and was fully commissioned into service on 26 September 2013 at Royal Naval Dock Portsmouth, when the Master and Captain signed an ‘Agreement’ between our two organisations, on board.

Key details:

Ships Company - 19 officers, 47 senior rates, 115 junior rates
Displacement - 7,350 tones
Length - 152.4m
Beam - 21.2m
Max speed - 27 knots
Cruising range - 7,000 nautical miles at 18 knots


Principal Anti Air Missile System (PAAMS) - defence from anti-ship missile systems and close-shore air cover
4.5” Mark 8 Mod 1 weapon - shore bombardment
Merlin HM Mark-1 anti-submarine helicopter/Lynx HMA Mark-8 helicopter carrying Stingray anti-submarine torpedoes

Embarkation force:
60 Royal Marine Commandos and all ancillary/support equipment for sustained operations

HMS Duncan‘s website


Cooks exchange visit to HMS Duncan - 15 June 2011: